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Posted on June 24, 2013

Michelin Introduces Four New Aircraft Tires At Paris Air Show

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Michelin Unveils the MICHELIN Air X Tire for the Airbus A350-XWB Range

The MICHELIN Air X tire with NZG technology was selected by Airbus as original equipment for its new A350-XWB twinjet range, comprising the A350-800 and A350-900 models.

The passenger versions will be able to seat between 270 and 412 people while the planned freighter version will have a 90-tonne payload. Entry into service will be staggered between 2014 and 2017, depending on the version. More than 600 orders have already been placed.

NZG radial technology has enabled Michelin to offer a new line of aircraft tires certified for the Airbus A350 models with features that deliver the following comparative advantages:

  • Up to 30% more FOD resistance, which improves business efficiency for fleets and private operators flying Airbus A350s.
  • Up to a 10% reduction in weight compared with nylon radials, which translates into significant fuel savings for airlines.
  • Up to a 30% increase in the number of landings compared with nylon radials, which means less maintenance downtime for aircraft manufacturers.
  • Michelin tires with NZG radial technology also deliver up to $10,000 in TCO savings per year per plane compared with an equivalent radial nylon tire.

MICHELIN Air X radial tires with NZG technology are available in the following sizes:

  • 1050x395R16/28/245
  • 1400xx530R23/42/235

 

Michelin Unveils the MICHELIN Air X Tire for the Bombardier CSeries Range

The MICHELIN Air X tire has been selected by Bombardier, with Michelin as sole supplier on the assembly line for its new CSeries twinjet range, comprising the CS100 and CS300 models.

With capacity to seat between 100 and 130 people, the new models are scheduled to enter service in 2014. More than 180 orders have already been placed.

As a preferred partner, Michelin was duty-bound to provide its best technology to help make the Bombardier CSeries a success. Not only is Bombardier fitting its regional airliners with radial tires for the first time, Michelin is taking performance to the next level by equipping the CSeries with MICHELIN Air X tires using NZG technology.

NZG radial technology has enabled Michelin to make the Bombardier CSeries aircraft safer to operate and to deliver the following competitive advantages:

  • Up to 50% more FOD resistance, thereby increasing treadlife.
  • Up to a 25% reduction in weight compared with a cross-ply tire, which translates into significant fuel savings for airlines.
  • Up to a 100% increase in the number of landings compared with a cross-ply tire, which means less maintenance downtime for aircraft manufacturers.
  • Up to $20,000 in TCO savings per year per plane (i.e. up to a 24% reduction in TCO) compared with an equivalent conventional cross-ply fitment.  

MICHELIN Air X radial tires with NZG technology are available in the following sizes:

  • 27x8.5R12/16/225
  • H42x15.0R21/26/225

 

Michelin Unveils the MICHELIN Air X tire for the New Cessna Citation X

In a new vote of confidence for Michelin, the MICHELIN Air X tire has been selected by Cessna as sole supplier original equipment for its new Citation X twinjet range.

Able to carry up to 9 passengers, the new plane is set to enter service at the end of 2013.

In business aviation, reliability is one of the most important factors, because it allows companies to reduce their aircraft maintenance costs. NZG radial technology offers the following comparative advantages:[1]

  • Up to 50% more FOD resistance, thereby improving safety and increasing treadlife.
  • Up to a 40% reduction in weight compared with a cross-ply tire, which translates into significant fuel savings for airlines.
  • Up to a 50% increase in the number of landings compared with a cross-ply tire, which means less maintenance downtime for aircraft manufacturers.

The MICHELIN Air X tire with NZG radial technology is available in the following size:

  • 26x6.6R14/14/210

 

Michelin Unveils the MICHELIN Air X tire for the New Lockheed Martin F35-A Lightning II

The MICHELIN Air X tire has been selected by Lockheed Martin, on a single source basis, as original equipment for its new F35-A Lightning II multirole fighter plane. This is a real vote of confidence in Michelin’s ability to respond to even the most demanding specifications.

The fifth-generation conventional takeoff and landing fighter is currently the world’s most versatile and sophisticated, capable of handling a full range of missions from traditional airbases.

Given the extremely important role the Lockheed Martin F35-A Lightning II plays in homeland security, all of its features and components must perform flawlessly to guarantee full operability.

Radial technology enables Michelin to equip the Lockheed Martin F35-A Lightning II with MICHELIN Air X tires, which deliver the following comparative advantages:

  • Up to 40% more FOD resistance, thereby improving safety and increasing treadlife.
  • Up to a 20% reduction in weight compared with a cross-ply tire, which translates into significant fuel savings for air forces.

The MICHELIN radial Air X tire is available in the following size:

  • 34x11.0R17/26/288

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.




 

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